Every year during the month of May, CMCNY is doing fundraising to American Lung Association in honor of the late co-founder Gin Goon who had passed away in 2003 due to lung cancer. This also reminds us that lung cancer can strike on a person who has never smoke or drink.
This year, the fundraising event will be kicked off by the Gin's Hike on 4/25/2015. Long distance hikers, who have been training in the last three months, will challenge their best in hiking skills and physical endurance by hiking the difficult 26 miles in one day. There are also the two supportive medium and short distance hikes to cheer these prestigious hikers. You can support these Gin's hike challengers by joining the shorter hikes and by making a donation to the American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon. CMCNY will collect the donations and send them as a pool to American Lung Association.
The donation will best be made by a check to "American Lung Association" and your contribution is tax deductible.
You can either mail the contribution to CMCNY, PO Box 295, New York, NY 10163 or give it to any of our trip leaders before the end of May.
Saturday 4/25/2015 - Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA)
***if rains, itíll be on Sunday, 4/26/2015 ****
CMCNY will sponsor $10 donation to ALA for each person doing the Gin\'s 26-mile hike. Additional donation will be collected during the hikes and forwarded to ALA as a pool in memory of Gin Goon. Donation will best be made by checks payable directly to American Lung Association.
Leaders: -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/25/2015 - Ginís 26 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Our annual 26-miles day hike, in memory of Gin Goon, the co-founder of CMCNY who passed away in Oct. 2003, this hike has been renamed to ďGinís 26 Miles Day HikeĒ to honor him. Gin started 26 miles day hike and has became his signature trip for many years. The hike is strenuous with different terrain conditions. Experienced hikers only! Contact leaders for additional information.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/25/2015 - 18 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Tuxedo Park/ Big Hill Shelter Loop
This is a shorter version of 26-mile hike. We start at the same place in Tuxedo Park, hike 15 miles and try to finish just ahead of 26-mile marathoners to welcome them back. We welcome everyone to join. Prepare for a good pace hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Daniel Do/Ben Lee -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/25/2015 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
This is a short hike to support the Gin\\\\\\\'s Hike. Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. Meet the 26 mile hikers on the way and cheer them up.†
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trail head or 8:00 at the carpool pickup locations
Leaders: MeiSheng Liu/Bounla Sayarath (Bobo) -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/2/2015 - 7 & 9 Miles Day Hike/ Levels B & C
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, NJ
This is a natural preserve in the heart of the suburban Morris County, NJ. About 18,000 years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier deposited a number of extraordinary boulders and created beautiful landscapes with numerous swamps and streams in the area. Those in turn, help nourish the amazing array of wildflowers, birds and wild animals in this densely forested park. The area contains a maze of trails with many hidden viewpoints like the Tripod Rock, Bear Rock and to just naming a few. Therefore follow the trip leader and take your time to visit these interesting places. For faster hikers, they can extend the hike to Turkey Mountain and visit the reservoirs.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM PMNHA Visiting Center, Kinnelon, NJ
Leaders: Shui Kei Ng/Jin Sun -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/9/2015 - 6-9 Mile Day Hike Ė Level B &C
The trail over Schunemunk Mountain offers a series of fine lookouts and a varied terrain. The Storm King Art Center can be seen from the ridge. Enjoy the special vegetation and rock formations on the ridges. The Megaliths is a must visit lunch spot. Expect some steep up hills and descents.†
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead or 8:00 AM at carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Chen-Fa Sun/Gordon Moy -- Click to sign on the activity
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2015 January - Climbing Mount Washington, article by Helen Huang
2014 October - Presidential Range Traverse In One Day, article by Helen Huang
08/01/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Precipice Trail (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
07/31/2014 - CMCNY Baxter Peak (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
07/27/2014 - CMCNY Acadia Sea Kayaking, video by Harry Chen
07/27 to 08/03/2014 - CMCNY Maine Trip Photo Review, video by Harry Chen
07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Adventuous Voyage, video by Harry Chen
07/04/2014 - CMCNY July 4th 2014 - Fair Ladies, video by Harry Chen
06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
06/14/2014 - CMCNY Kayaking (720p Presentation), video by Harry Chen
01/25/2015 - CMCNY's Annual Meeting, photos by Sandy Lau
08/09/2014 - Black Rock Forest, NY, photos by Rose Liu
05/10/2014 - Bear Mountain, NY, video by YongShuo Li
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 1), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 2), article by James Wang
2014 May - Annapurna Circuit 20 Days Hiking Trip (Part 3), article by James Wang
2014 May - Climbing Mount Shsta in California (in 2013), article by Helen Huang
2014 Spring - Mystery Canyon And Its Redbud Tree, article by Chi Chan
01/19/2014 - Spring Festival Party /Annual Meeting, photos by George Li
2013 September - Forbidding Canyon Excursion, article by Chi Chan
2013 July - 10 Days Trip to Washington State, photos by Wendy Zhou
08/24/2013 - Bearfort Mountain, NJ, photos by Rose Liu
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 1, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 2, article by James Wang
2013 April - Peru Trip, Chapter 3, article by James Wang
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part1 - Renmants of the Ancient Past, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part2 - Mt. Wheeler's Climb, article by Chi Chan
2013 June - Bandelier National Monument Trip, Part3 - Ghost Ranch, article by Chi Chan
2013 May - Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
2013 Jan - 6 Days Snow Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, photos by Cici Hu
07/20/2013 - Summer Get-together BBQ, Rockland Lake State Park, NY, photos by Ellen Guan
06/15/2013 - Hook Mountain, Rockland, NY, photos by Rose Liu
06/01/2013 - Spring Trail Maintenance (Shore Path), photos by Rose Liu
05/18/2013 - Norvin Green State Forest hike, photos by Rose Liu
05/04/2013 - Gin's 26 Miles Hike, article by Chung Leung
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02/02/2013 - Tuxedo park / Lake Sebago Loop hike, photos by Rose Liu
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09/2012 - Touring Alaska by RV,
article by Feng Chen
08/2012 - A Walk in The Woods, article by Chi Chan
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7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Joe Chan
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Feng Chen
7/15/2012 - CMCNY Annual BBQ/ Picnic, Franklin Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY, photos by Rose Liu
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6/02/2012 - Semi-annual Trail Maintenance (Shore Path) , Palisades Interstate Park, NY/NJ, photos by Hong Huang
5/26/2012 - Memorial Day Camping at North-South Lake, Catskill, NY, photos by James Wang
4/21/2012 - The New Era of Gin's 26-mile Hike,
article by Chi Chan
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article by James Wang
5/12/2012 - Splitrock Reservoir Loop, Farny State Park, NJ , photos by Rose Liu
2/25/2012 - Novin Green State Forest, photos by Rose Liu
CMCNY Mailing Address:
PO BOX 295
New York, NY 10163
How to sign on the Activity?
- Via On-line Registration:
- Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.
Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.
When register, please provide the following information:
1. Date and description of activity.
2. Your full name and contact info (phone number and e-mail address).
3. Name(s) of person(s) joining the trip.
4. Your current membership status.
5. If you need carpool, please indicate your location.
6. If you drive, can you provide carpool for others?
Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest; Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.
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